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launch. >> reporter: considered the royalty of silicon valley, facebook founder mark zuckerberg, google co-founder sergey brin, and milner. today they weren't talking tech. they were rewarding science. >> the reason i'm excited about this is because i think society needs more heroes who are scientists and researchers and engineers. >> reporter: the group is banding together as an innovation dream team to launch the first ever life science breakthrough pride, one of the world's largest research awards. for its first out iing it's awarding 11 medical researchers $3 million apiece for their work. >> hopefully what we're doing here today can help create something that will be really inspirational to folks to encourage more people to do the important work that you are taking on. >> reporter: going forward the group will hand out five $3 million prizes a year, each going to a different disease research. brim says google will focus on park parkinson's disease. >> to have this kind of platform, for parkinson's res research. >> reporter: among the recipients is cancer researcher louis cantley. >
. more than half of all airline flights in the u.s. are or theed by regional airlines. >>> google's plan to build its own hangar in san jose is running into problems. "the mercury news" said that another company filed an appeal to block google, atlantic aviation put a bid in but was rejected based on a, quote, incomplete application. atlantic claims its bids is more lucrative than google's and asked the city council to reconsider. >>> still to come at 6:00 -- >> harnessing the wind, how a bay area landmark is using mother nature for power. >>> speaking of mother nature, she cooked up some beautiful weather today, didn't she, across the bay area. but don't get too used it, rob mayeda has the details on a major change in the forecast. ooh kfc. hey, you're supposed to wait for everybody. you know what, while we're waiting why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. go on buddy. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ son ] are you even looking for me? i am looking! [ male announcer ] bite-sized chicken's grown up. kfc bites. freshly hand-breaded big bites of p
: included among those structures two new google office buildings where renovations allowed higher than expected levels of tce to leach into the air where google employees worked. >> scared, nervous, worried. very worried. >> reporter: teresa larue remains concerned, concerned that not even the epa can say how long the fumes have been leeching into her neighborhood or how long she and her family have unknowingly been exposed. >> i'm very scared. i have children. i have grandchildren. >> reporter: as for the 0 plus office buildings including google's where the epa found higher than acceptable levels of tce, these test results show that some levels of tce with air conditioning systems in some buildings were 26 times higher than expected safe levels. the epa now says that those systems are in place to keep those vapors outside the buildings and google tells us they may take this matter very seriously. they've already taken measures to ensure that those buildings and those work areas are now safe. raj? jessica? >> you see the number on your scre screen. 888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to
-out war. after attacks on facebook, google, twitter, "the new york times," coca-cola, and even apple, america, it seems, is in the midst of a cyber war against china. >> this it does seem that these attacks and intrusions are more brazen. >> reporter: mike is a former cyber policy adviser at the defense department. he says our government is threatened along with our personal information and says while the hackers are smart, the bay area tech industry is smarter. >> i think ideally i would like to see the government hooking up with more silicon valley companies. >> reporter: and that's happening inside the security companies like barracuda networks. here they're aware of the threat from china. they say when it comes to protecting your personal data it's a threat they see every hour. >> it happens all the time. it happens from everywhere. china just has the means to cover it up. >> reporter: so the attacks can be more brazen and out in the open which means we know what chinese hackers are using to attack us and sometimes it's our own technology. >> very similar tools people can use to
zero for that. >> reporter: one of nissan's goals is to develop a driverless car, the kind google rolls around the bay area. but it's not easy and these robots are just a start. >> the silicon valley is the heart of autonomous vehicles. it's the heart of advanced technology and communication and human machine interface. this is where all the best and brightest people and research institutes are located. >> reporter: giving me san a place to grow and innovate giving your next car a cutting edge. nissan says it has about 20 people work iing at its new silicon valley center now with plans to expand to about 60 people. jessica? >> okay, thank you, scott. first, there was texas governor rick perry. now iowa governor terry bran stead calls golden state a happy hunting ground. he wants west coast businesses to consider setting up shop in iowa. he will spend a week in california but he won't say what businesses he'll be courting. he says iowa's efforts to reduce commercial taxes should make the state attractive. just last week governor perry visited the bay area to meet entrepreneurs and some b
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